Date(s) - 03/22/2019
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
David Brower Center
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Marc James Roels is a stop-motion filmmaker based in Belgium. Alongside his collaborator Emma De Swaef, he has built a body of work that resonates with deep patience and sensitivity. His astonishing attention to visual detail echoes in an equally delicate style of storytelling, one in which the the plot effortlessly emerges from the film’s minutiae alongside the story’s characters and props. On its own this might be nothing new, except the dense formation of each film frame belies an incredible amount of effort packed into every fragment of this work. This sets the stage for, in Roels own words “a good balance of drama, comedy, tragedy, absurdity and plain stupidity”.
GLAS Animation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our core mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of animation. We provide a unique platform for independent animation, champion diverse and underrepresented voices, and emphasize exceptional directors and artists that push visual, conceptual, and narrative boundaries within the cinematic artform. We are a community-driven organization that not only exhibits animated films, but creates a context and language for a shared understanding and appreciation of animation in the United States.
Green from the ground up, the Brower Center is a powerful model of sustainable, mixed-use development. Utilizing the latest in energy-saving technologies and recycled building materials, the Center makes as light a footprint on the Earth as possible, taking into account the true life-cycle cost of building construction, operation, and maintenance.